Junior forward Ryan MacMurchy has been suspended indefinitely from the men's hockey team after he violated Wisconsin's Student-Athlete Discipline Policy Sept. 5, the university announced in a press release Wednesday morning. The nature of the violation was not disclosed.
The Student-Athlete Discipline Policy established that any athlete that has been convicted of, or has been charged with, a violation of local, state or federal law related to drugs, gambling or violence, or has committed any felony, will be automatically suspended.
MacMurchy, who is suspended from practice and games, must decide whether or not to appeal the decision. If he decides not to appeal, he will be suspended from competition until any charges have been addressed by the legal system and any university or departmental disciplinary processes.
Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, the university cannot release any more information on the disciplinary actions.
This would not be MacMurchy's first run-in with the law while a student at Wisconsin. In May, MacMurchy pled no contest to a drunk driving charge stemming from a Nov. 16, 2003 incident. His license was revoked for six months and he paid a fine. He was not suspended from any game action last season. Alcohol violations are not punishable under the Student-Athlete Discipline Policy.
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